[R] read.table issue with "#"
jholtman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 09:44:58 CET 2012
use the 'comment.char' parameter of read.table
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On Mar 1, 2012, at 17:51, Rui Barradas <rui1174 at sapo.pt> wrote:
>> The problem is that I get a the following error bacause anything after the
>> # is ignored.
>> Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, na.strings,
>> line 6 did not have 500 elements
>> R thinks that line 6 has only 2 elements because of the #.
> Use 'readLines' instead, followed by 'strsplit'.
> In the example below the separator is a space.
> tc <- textConnection(
> "yes yes yes yes yes
> yes yes yes yes yes
> yes yes # yes yes"
> #x <- read.table(tc) # same error: "line 3 did not have 5 elements"
> x <- readLines(tc)
> strsplit(x, " ")
> Hope this helps,
> Rui Barradas
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